A supportive crowd high-fives a cyclists as he completes the Motatapu Mountain Bike Race

Explore the Area

Make the most of your time in the Queenstown region and explore all it has to offer. From adrenaline pumping activities to beautiful wineries and eateries, all surrounded by stunning and inspiring scenery, you really must take time to enjoy the area.

For Queenstown ideas click here 

For Wanaka ideas click here

For Arrowtown ideas click here

Driving Times (approx)

Queenstown to Wanaka via the Crown Range (Cardrona): 68km/1hr

Queenstown to Wanaka via Cromwell: 112km/1hr30

Cromwell to Wanaka: 55km/45mins

Queenstown to Arrowtown: 22km/20mins

Wanaka to Glendhu Bay: 12km/15mins


Road Closures

There are minimal road closures due to the off road nature of this event. However as the Macpac Motatapu 2020 runs on the same weekend as the Wanaka Show, we recommend taking the following detours to Mt Aspiring College and Glendhu Bay.

Car Parking

Parking in Arrowtown is available at two locations for a gold coin donation to the Lions Club.

Athlete Tracking

There will be four timing mats on the Mountain Bike and Marathon courses as well as on the bike leg of the Triathlon.  These mats will be located near the Aid Stations. Supporters can track athletes by checking the live timing splits on the event app.